Modifying the Gravity of your Barons Beer Kits.
Posted by Airdrie store , April 12th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Modifying the Gravity of your Barons Beer Kits
You can manipulate the specific gravity of your Baron’s kit by adding less water to the primary fermenter. The kits contain 7 liters of high-gravity wort. When the kit is prepared with 16 liters of water, the original gravity is between 1.036 and 1.057, depending upon the style. If you leave part of that water out, say by adding only 12 liters of water, the gravity will increase by %20, and the alcohol content of the finished product will go up 1 to %1.5. Or you could add only 4 ½ liters of water and make a barley-wine (you’d need an 11.5 litre carboy). Here is a rough guideline for the effect of changing the kit volume:
Full Volume 23 liters 19 liters 11.5 liters
Baron’s North American Predicted Style Predicted Style
American Light Maibock/Stock Ale Barley Wine
Canadian Draught Maibock/Stock Ale Barley Wine
Canadian Pilsner Maibock/Stock Ale Barley Wine
Canadian Lager Maibock/Stock Ale Barley Wine
Mexican Cerveza Maibock/Stock Ale Barley Wine
Barons Premium Predicted Style Predicted Style
Brown Ale Bock Dopplebock
Pale Ale India Pale Ale Barley Wine
Dutch Lager Maibock Barley Wine
Redwood Ale Bier de Garde Barley Wine
Amber Ale Old Ale Barley Wine
These are only suggestions for the stylistic changes; they will also be greatly influenced by the yeast used to ferment the beer, and the addition of any hops or grains to the fermentation.
Expect the 11.5 liter beers to have an estery, fruity quality, with caramel and banana aromas and flavours.
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